Balanced Sour Mix for Cocktails

  Many classic cocktails, like a Tom Collins, require a Sour Mix component. I’ve posted recipes for sour mix before, like this Homemade Sour Mix. Thing is that recipe calls for a quart of lemon juice, which can make your hand tired. And, and, what are you going...

TBT Cookbook Review: The Berry Bible by Janie Hibler

  Janie Hibler is a Northwest author of distinction. You can find berry books here and there but nothing has ever matched this 2004 tome. You know this an exceptional book right there in the first chapter: The A-to-Z Berry Encyclopedia. Yes, we all know about...

TBT Recipe: Backyard Blackberry Margarita

  Growing up in Oregon, we had lots of strawberries, and a few raspberries. But if you wanted blackberries, you had to own some land of your own and compete with the bears to pick them. Now blackberries are here for all of us to enjoy. There is nothing better...

Cookbook Review: Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2020

  This 43rd edition of the Pocket Guide is every bit as delicious as those many earlier versions. The intense wine-by-wine, country-by-country descriptions and summaries retain their intense insights. What is new here are some considerations of recent years and a...

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Balanced Sour Mix for Cocktails

  Many classic cocktails, like a Tom Collins, require a Sour Mix component. I’ve posted recipes for sour mix before, like this Homemade Sour Mix. Thing is that recipe calls for a quart of lemon...

Fall Pear Pie from Piedmont

It’s fall and the pears are ripe. Time for a pear pie from Italy, from the Piedmont sitting next to the Alps. The abundance of crust here will remind you of apple pie but that succulent, delicate...

TBT Cookbook Review: Eat Mexico

Today’s TBT Cookbook Review is designed to fill a gap. This year has not seen a slew of good Mexican cookbooks. I just haven’t found many that sparkle. But this one, from 2015, does give...

Cucumber and Green Grape Gazpacho

  Don’t worry. This is a gazpacho recipe with NO tomatoes. I obsess over gazpacho and I admit I post gazpacho recipes on a frequent basis. But, it’s a great soup and a healthy dish. I will...

Cookbook Review: The Whisky Dictionary

  The publisher Michell Beazley has fashioned a wonderful portfolio of drinks books. The Whiskey Dictionary follows The Gin Directory and The Tequila Directory. You will find whiskey books...

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